You have probably Heard about Llançà. This coastal town in Alt Empordà, located in the centre of the Cap Ras Natural Park, lies near towns such as Colera, Portbou, Port de la Selva or Cadaqués. It is not as well known as Cap de Creus, but it is as beautiful. Less known – and less exploited.
History: the origins of Llançà
Llançà has a lot of history, which a lot of people are not familiar with. A Roman city called Deciana is believed to have been where Llançà now stands. It was created after the destruction of Empúries, when the inhabitants of the Empordà coast began to move inwards for fear of pirate attacks. And so Llançà weas born – near the sea, but totally concealed.
Since then, many incidents have occurred, which you can learn about at visitllanca.cat, but it was during the 60s when the town became the Llançà we know today. As in many other coastal towns in the peninsula, there was a significant growth in tourism, as the inhabitants turned to new jobs to be able to provide for tourism.
What can we find in and around Llançà?
Llançà is surrounded by a unique environment, ideal to visit any time of the year; but especially in summer and spring, as there will be less Northern wind – a classic in the area which can create beautiful landscapes but also limit certain activities.
Snorkelling, walking along the coastal path that connects to Portbou and Portbou to France, trekking, mountain biking or visiting beaches are only a few of the many activities we can enjoy in the area. You can’t miss it!